Presentation on theme: "Values / Building Character"— Presentation transcript:
1 Values / Building Character Describe a person of good character byIdentifying specific traits they possess
2 ValuesA value is a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningfulValues can range from the commonplace, such as the belief in hard work and punctuality, to the more psychological, such as self-reliance, concern for others, and harmony of purpose.
3 Values and BusinessJust as individuals subscribe to values, so do organizations and institutions. In fact, if we were to examine any company, we would discover that one or more business values was the key to their success.examples might be…Mission statements at our school, seen on walls at entrances etc… personal mission statements…
4 Business ExamplesSears' commitment to trusting the customer. [From the 19th century onward, any product could be returned to the company with a money back guarantee, which engendered great trust in both directions, enabling booming sales, and, the great success for the firm that followed.]
5 Business ExamplesApple Computer's belief in the values of solving problems of society. [The company created the IPod player and ITunes online music store to overcome a conflict between those who sought to download copyrighted music for free and the music industry which sought to protect its artists and its revenues.]Steve Jobs
6 Business ExamplesMarriott's values of systemization and standardization. [The company created a standard model hotel, and then duplicated it hundreds of time around the world, enabling it to grow incredibly fast, and become the leader of its industry.]
7 ValuesA value is a belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful
8 Political ExamplePolitical parties and politicians subscribe to certain core values -- ranging from helping the poor, easing the burden of the middle class, improving the environment, making government responsive and efficient, engendering loyalty and unity, and so forth.
9 Cultural Values Cultural values - practice of your faith and customs principles that sustain connections with your cultural roots.They help you feel connected to a larger community of people with similar backgrounds.Fasting, indian culture hair up, arranged marriages (sometimes) bar mitzvahs
10 Family Valuesconsists of ideas passed down from generation to generationThree traditional basic tasks in life have been described as work, play and loveAll of them are important and it takes work to balance these tasksExpectation of college? Value education.
12 Social ValuesSocial values are principles that indicate how you relate meaningfully to others in social situationsincluding those involving family, friends, and co-workers.Family dinner every Sunday, always eat together sit down.
13 Work ValuesWork values define how you work and how you relate to your co-workers, bosses, and clients.Principles that guide your behavior in professional contexts.They also reveal your potential for advancement.Keep personal stuff at home, no gossiping, going above and beyond call of duty-( work ethic)
14 Personal ValuesPersonal values are principles that define you as an individual.Personal values, such as honesty, reliability, and trust, determine how you will face the world and relate with people.
15 Internal/External Beliefs Playing an instrument?Participating in a sport?Attending school?Family functions?Volunteer work?Grades?Fashion/Clothing?Bike helmet?Faith/Religion?Others???
17 Character Way in which a person thinks, feels and acts Involves: understanding, caring about and acting upon certain valuesCharacter is not something you show only once in a while…it’s a part of who you are and how you live
18 6 main traits of good character TrustworthinessRespectResponsibilityFairnessCaringCitizenship
19 What influences Character? Parents and GuardiansearliestStoriesMorals and lessonsLife ExperiencesSports or games can build and reinforceExamples Set by OthersRole models…inspiration / friends parents / coaches / teachers / advisors
20 Trustworthiness Integrity-quality of doing what you know is right Trustworthy…reliableTrustworthy…honest or truthfulTrustworthy …loyal and faithfulTrustworthy people have integrityIntegrity-quality of doing what you know is rightFind money laying around… do you keep it or turn it in for the rightful owner?
21 Respect Consider others feelings? Listen without criticizing? Respect yourself?abstain from dangerous or high-risk behaviors
22 More Vocab Tolerance-ability to accept other people as they are Prejudice-an opinion or fear formed without having facts or firsthand knowledge
23 ResponsibilityResponsibility increases with age Accountability-willingness to answer for your actions and decisionsAccountable teens :Don’t blame others for their mistakesAccept consequences of their actions
24 Fairness Obey a set of rules Trait learned early in lifeSharing young ageIncluding and supporting others- no matter skill level, gender or ethnic backgroundOpen mind-listen to others that differ from youCompetition and contests– are you a good sport? Win or lose?
25 Caring Kind to others Consider their feelings Empathy-ability to understand and show concern for another person’s feelingsDon’t take revenge when mistreated…forgiveSpirit of giving…not just material gifts but giving of yourselfSharing time and talents
26 Citizenship Way you conduct yourself as a member of the community GOOD CITIZENS find ways to improve their surroundingsRespect community (includes neighborhood, school or whole city)Protect the environmentStay active in the community-volunteer